Ken Johnson

of Harrison, AR

March 17, 1947 - September 30, 2013

Ken Johnson, age 66, died September 30, 2013, at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center. Ken was born on March 17, 1947, at Gassville, Arkansas, the son of Jack and Mable (Wooten) Johnson. Ken was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were Thursday, October 3, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Harrison, with Rev. Rob Davis and Rev. Tim Cooper speaking.

Burial was in White Church cemetery near his home and the mountains he loved.

Visitation was Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the First Baptist Church.

Pallbearers were Dusty Jenkins, Quincy Jenkins, Paul Clavey, Ben Milburn, Danny Ditmanson and Jake Miller.

Honorary pallbearers were Roger Dale and Linda Williamson, Dale and Janice Garner, John Wilson and Jeannie Wray and Ray and Joyce Melton.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Perry) Johnson of the home; daughters, Tiffani and husband Cory Jutting of Holts Summitt, Missouri and Shawna and husband Mike Cunningham of Springfield, MO; son Kendell and wife Betsy Johnson of Bentonville; eight grandchildren, Bailey, Parker and Anna Jutting, Alex and Abby Cunningham, Madyson, Macy and Kennedy Johnson; one sister, Judy Kirksey of Flippin; two brothers, Terry and Paul Johnson of Flippin; and a host of other family and friends.

Ken was a member of the First Baptist Church here in Harrison. He and Betty met in Flippin on a blind date arranged by her cousin. They were later married on September 1, 1968, in Elkins, Arkansas. Ken graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in accounting. He moved to Harrison in 1970 to work with Myers, Scarborough and Baker, later becoming Beechold and Johnson. Ken worked as an independent contractor for IBM for many years as a programmer, developer and trouble shooter. Ken started Advanced Computer Services in 1977 and continued to work till 2010.

Although Ken was known by many for his hunting, fishing and outdoor hobbies, he was enjoying helping on mission trips after receiving his sight back. He and several friends made a couple of trips to Haiti where they were involved in building homes. He had recently registered for the Arkansas Disaster Relief team. Ken wore many hats and had a variety of gifts and hobbies, but he loved serving the Lord, his wife, children and grandchildren.

Service Information
First Baptist Church
1400 S. Pine Street
Harrison,  AR 72601
10/2/2013 at 6 to 8 PM
First Baptist Church
1400 S. Pine Street
Harrison,  AR 72601
10/3/2013 at 10 AM

White Church Cemetery
Highway 206
Harrison, AR 72601

Obituary Provided By:
Roller-Christeson Funeral Home
519 North Spring Street
Harrison, AR  72601